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Dyke Among 10 Academic All-Americans Playing in Bowl Games

STAMFORD, Conn. (Dec. 22) — Of the 24 players named to the recently announced 1999 GTE Academic All-America Football Team, 10 players are from Division I-A teams participating in post-season bowl games, including Georgia Tech punter Dan Dyke.

The GTE Academic All-America Teams are selected by a vote of the 1,800-members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). To be eligible, an athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.20 on a scale of 4.00. Sports information directors nominate eligible athletes from their schools who are named to district teams prior to being voted upon the national level. CoSIDA has been selecting Academic All-America Teams since 1952.

Following is a list of the players, including their position, school, bowl game, class, GPA and major:

Name/Pos.               School      Bowl Game       Yr.     GPA/MajorMark Baniewicz, OL      Syracuse    Music City      Grad.   3.83/FinanceMike Brown, DB          Nebraska    Fiesta          Sr.     3.24/Business AdministrationDan Dyke, P             Ga. Tech    Gator           So.     4.00/Aerospace EngineeringTravis Forney, PK       Penn St.    Alamo           Sr.     3.79/Elementary & Kindergarten EducationChad Pennington, QB     Marshall    Motor City      Sr.     3.80/Broadcast JournalismRob Renes, DL           Michigan    Orange          Grad.   3.55/Secondary Ed./German & Social StudiesKyle Vanden Bosch, DL   Nebraska    Fiesta          Jr.     3.78/Business AdministrationTroy Walters, WR        Stanford    Rose            Sr.     3.21/CommunicationsJosh Whitman, TE        Illinois    Micronpc.com    Jr.     3.97/Business AdministrationKyle Young, OL          Clemson     Peach           Sr.     3.96/Secondary Education

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